Monday, June 25, 2012

Blocks come and blocks go on Design Wall Monday

Some sewing was accomplished last week but no project was totally finished. Blocks were put on the wall and blocks were taken down and others replaced them.

First up, 20 of those adorable mini granny square blocks...



I would have made more but I ran out of Kona Snow for the background. I got some at Fabric Shack but I miscalculated how much I need so more will have to be purchased. The tutorial for these can be found here on Trish's blog.

So I switched gears and played with those yummy new Kaffe Fassett/Westminster Fabrics. Nine 36 patch blocks were assembled. I need 36 blocks total for the quilt I have planned.



I did these with 2 1/2 inch strips so the blocks will finish 12". These are two of my favorites so far. Polka dots and a dotty yellow...



Polka dots and a limey green.



I have a plan for how to set these but I need background fabric. I think I'll wait till I have them all made and then return to Fabric Shack to make my final selection.

And then guilt made me work on the little Dresdens to finish up my Sugar Dish quilt.



Five blocks completely machine blanket stitched down and five to go. I need to have the Sugar Dish top done by next Monday since that is Ohio Valley Quilters Guild meeting night. It shouldn't be a problem.

So 20 of these, 9 of those and 5 of them.... a substantial amount of production for someone who kept wandering from one project to another. Focus has never been my strong suit - LOL!

It suppose to get hot hot hot this week, which will be perfect weather for me to hunker down in the basement and sew. Its nice and cool down here and the AC is doing its best to keep it that way.


Hope you are keeping cool and getting something accomplished! Happy stitching!

carol fun

19 comments:

  1. My goodness, woman, you've been in serious production mode. Love the mini granny square blocks - adorable.

    The Kaffe blocks are fab. And, Sugar Dish will be finished before you know it.

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  2. I am blown away by all the pretty color! I love what you are doing. :)

    I am going to head over to the link and check out the mini granny square blocks...they are so cute.

    Wishing you a wonderful day. :)

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  3. I love everything that you've got going. I have to say that the fabrics aren't my first choice, but I'm starting to rethink that. Every time I come and look at your blog and what you're working on I really get inspired to go outside of my comfort level with fabrics.

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  4. Lots of fun things to see...glad you worked a little on several projects!

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  5. You have certainly gotten a lot of work done, and your fabrics are wonderfully colorful and happy, love them!

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  6. Your design wall looks fabulous! You have been a very busy girl! FUN!

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  7. All those blocks are just wonderful. How fun to have such great projects to bounce between. Hope it's not too hot to sew!

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  8. You have a marvelous sense of color!! So bright and cheerful!

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  9. The only good thing about the heat later this week: more sewing! All your projects look great - can't wait to see Monday night.

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  10. The only good thing about the heat later this week: more sewing! All your projects look great - can't wait to see Monday night.

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  11. I love all your projects! One question...do you ever sleep?! ;) I admire how much you are able to get done. Thank you for sharing all these beauties!

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  12. wow! So many great projects going on at the same time and you've managed to juggle your time well! They are all gorgeous, Carol!!! Love seeing all the wonderful fabrics and colours you put together for each project. I'm sure you'll get that Sugar Dish quilt done by this weekend. Have fun at the guild!

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  13. You have really been putting the sewing petal to the metal this week! WOW, nice results too.

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  14. Lots of great stuff coming off your sewing machine! Hope the production continues to a lovely finish for you.

    I'm trying to resist starting another new project...when I get to the "everything needs to be quilted" phase, I start to want to cut and piece!

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  15. Busy, busy busy!! Love them all!

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  16. lots of fun things going on at your house!
    Love the checkered board blocks with the dots!

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  17. Everything looks so great. I really enjoy the polka dot Kaffe blocks.

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  18. I love all of these projects. You have some really yummy fabrics there! Great progress all around.

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  19. You amaze me with all that you can accomplish! I love the polka dots in each of your 36 patch blocks. Very cool idea!

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